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This page is indexed on our home page under Aspect: 40. Venomous Snakes- Species and the Section: Cobra

Forest Cobra (Naja melanoleuca)

Here are some links to information on the Forest Cobra (naja melanoleuca), in terms of its natural habitat, care in captivity and links to pictures. You will also find the main elements relative to a bite by this species, in terms of the venom type, time response to a bite, danger level of the venom, main symptoms and hospital equipment that should be on hand to treat a bite victim, and the links on the detailed treatment of a snake bite victim.


Common Name Family: Genus: Species: Snake bite Links Natural Habitat of the Forest Cobra (naja melanoleuca)
Forest Cobra Elapidae Naja melanoleuca  Snakebite Protocols  EMBL Snakes of SA


Venom type Time Critical Danger level Main symptoms Hospital Equipment
Neurotoxic Very Urgent Potentially lethal Local pain, swelling, flaccid paralysis Electrocardiogram, respiratory assistance


Links to Captive Care Sheets of the Forest Cobra (naja melanoleuca)

Links to Pictures of the Forest Cobra (naja melanoleuca)

Richard Mastenbroek Kees de Vries, Z Takacs, Calphotos1 ,Calphotos11, Google


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Last update : 01/04/2007